Category Archives: Pensacola

#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Social

Today, many of us use social media to share details about our lives – celebrations, announcements, tragedies, or even just a good joke. A hundred years ago, newspapers provided social media. I must admit, I never thought I’d find my … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Check It Out

Faithful readers, I’ve told you before that my mother instilled in me a love of books and reading. It’s one of the best gifts a parent can give a child, I think. This week’s #52Ancestors prompt got me thinking about … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Worship

The Beginnings of Brentwood Methodist Church My mother, Zenova Cook Hahn, has always been proud of her community church. Brentwood Methodist Church started with a group of people meeting in a house or in Brentwood School across the street. Zenova … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Females

Lucinda Ryals Cook is one of my most distant female relatives for whom I actually have a decent picture. I must give credit to Paula Quintana, who shared this photo on her Ancestry tree, and God bless her and everyone … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Foundations

It’s a new year for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Amy Johnson Crow’s weekly challenge to write and share family history information and discoveries. When I saw the prompt for week one, my first thought was construction, and that reminded … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Thankful

This year, I give genealogical thanks once again for my mother and her memories that have helped me to make good progress on the family tree. I’m also grateful for the growing number of online resources that allow me to … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Storm

I’ve lived a lot of my life in Florida, so the word ‘storm’ to me conjures up memories of hurricanes. I remember my Pap-pa, Hoyt Cook, talking about a hurricane, but I don’t know when – before they had names … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Voting

My mom’s dad is the first person I thought of when I saw this week’s prompt in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge. Hoyt Cook ran for county commissioner when my mom was growing up. I have … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Sports

I’m not much of an athlete or a sports fan, but several people in my family tree played, coached, or competed. My dad played baseball on a team at St. Regis Paper Mill. I remember going with him to the … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Preservation

I’m not doing a very good job of preservation lately. I have stacks of photos and photo albums that my mother has handed over to me to be scanned. Somehow, when I sit down at the computer I end up … Continue reading

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